Assessment Center

COVID-19 UPDATE:  In order to adhere to the CDC’s recommended guidelines, we are currently not able to offer walk-in appointments. Please contact a Career Advisor in Admissions (352) 589.2250, ext. 1819 to schedule a testing appointment.

The Assessment Center is located at the Lake Technical College main campus in Eustis.

If you are going to enroll in an Adult Education class OR a career technical program that is 450 hours or more, with the exception of Law Enforcement Officer and Correctional Officer applicants, you will take a state mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) prior to enrollment. You must complete the Lake Technical College online application prior to testing: APPLY NOW

Basic Skills Test Exemption (i.e.: TABE): If you earned a standard State of Florida high school diploma in 2007 or later, or have a documented A.A.S. degree or above you might qualify for an exemption.  If you have taken and passed the GED subject area exam(s) no more than two years prior to the start of class, you may be exempt from the basic skills test requirement. A Career Advisor in Admissions will review your official transcripts to determine if you qualify. Please do this prior to testing. Please note, some high school diploma types/withdrawal codes do not qualify for exemption.

Please allow 30 minutes for check-in for all tests. Testing fees are paid in the Business Office unless otherwise noted. All fees are non-refundable and tests must be taken within 30 days. All fees are subject to change without notice. The Business Office hours are Monday, 8am-6pm, Tuesday-Thursday, 8am-4pm, and Friday, 8am-11:30am. Career Advisors are available to discuss test scores during the same business hours.






$25; LTC applicants
$50 (Non applicants)
M 8am-1pm
W 8am-1pm
5 hours

All career programs over 450 hours;
Adult Education classes; All Career Dual Enrolled students


$25M 8am-5pm
W 8am-2pm
2.5 hoursESOL


$85M 8am-1pm
W 8am-1pm
3.5 hours

Emergency Medical Technician;
Practical Nursing
Must create an account prior to testing at

Florida Ready to Work

3 hours

Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum Certifications

Basic Abilities Test (BAT)

$39, Paid to
Appointment made via
90 minutes

Florida Law Enforcement Academy;
Correctional Officer

GED®Varies; Paid to M-F
Appointment made via
VariesState of Florida
High School Diploma
ASE TestsVaries; Paid to
Call LTC for Appointment
VariesIndustry Certifications
NATE TestsVaries; Paid to www.natex.orgT/Th
Call LTC for Appointment
VariesIndustry Certifications
Certiport TestsVouchers purchased at:
$15 proctor fee
Call LTC for Appointment
VariesIndustry Certifications
Pearson VUEVaries; Paid to www.pearsonvue.comM-F
Appointment made

Industry Certifications

Testing appointments may be available on other days for various tests. 
Contact a Career Advisor in Admissions to schedule an appointment.


September 2, 2019

November 27 – 29, 2019

December 23, 2018 through Jan 1, 2020

January 20, 2020

March 16 – 20, 2020

May 25, 2020

Testing Accommodations: Testing accommodations and services are available to students with documented disabilities.  If you have any special needs, please arrange an appointment a week in advance in the Admissions Office to meet with the Special Populations Coordinator. Once proper documentation is on file, you will meet with the LTC representative to discuss your 504 accommodation plan. A testing appointment may be needed to accommodate your needs.

ASE Tests:  Candidates for the ASE test register and pay through the ASE website,  (leaving Lake or by calling Prometric at 1.877.346.9327. Once registered, bring your ASE ID (given at the time you register and pay) with you to test. ASE tests are offered by appointment only. Please call Lake Tech to schedule your testing appointment.

NATE Tests: NATE certification tests represent real working knowledge of HVACR systems and are designed to allow you to be certified in specific knowledge areas. You can earn installation, service or senior certification in one or more specialty areas. For a complete list of tests and to create a MyNATE account, visit (leaving Lake NATE tests are offered at various times by appointment only. Please call Lake Tech to schedule your test.

Certiport Tests: Certiport provides complete career-oriented certification solutions for business and IT professionals. Individuals must purchase a test voucher from (leaving Lake For a complete list of tests, please visit their website. Test proctor fee of $15 applies and will be paid directly to Lake Tech on the day of the test. Certiport tests are offered by appointment only. Please call Lake Tech to schedule the appointment.

Lake Tech is an authorized testing center for the following:

  • Pearson VUE
  • North American Technicians Excellence (NATE)
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Certiport
  • Florida Ready to Work